Ah, the pleasures of Piedmont: Here, in the land of Benvenuto I found it easy to indulge in the simple delights of the fresh markets, personal interaction with top wine producers, and visits to historic castles.
All over Europe, 2009 often yielded some ripe and expressive wines with intense aromatics yet good balance—we’re talking ripe, but not overheated. The 2009 Borgogno Barbera d’Alba Superiore is no exception. It shows gorgeous and intense aromas and flavors of cherry, with a dash of spice to give it character, and a long, lovely finish, with enough acidity to avoid it being overrun by the ripe red fruit character. A fun wine at a very reasonable price. Recommended.